Blogging The City: One Week To Go!

Ladies and gentlemen! Next week, on Thursday 4 October, we bring together Europe’s most trendsetting bloggers at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam for Blogging the City, a one-day conference where the ‘blogosphere’ discusses the urban future. What are the major trends in the contemporary city, and what is the role of bloggers in setting the agenda for urban development?

Bloggers have increasingly gained influence in city-making and experienced by accumulating their large numbers of readers and followers. Next week, fifteen trendsetting bloggers from the Netherlands and abroad get on stage to share what drives them, inspires them, and what their ideas are when it comes to topics such as urban development, architecture, food, design, bicycle culture, street art, and new media.

Blogging the City is the world’s first conference that brings together bloggers to share their perspective on the city of the future. Blogging the City will be a not-to-miss source of inspiration for everyone interested in cities, urban development, design and new media.

Speakers at Blogging the City include Mikael Colville-Andersen, Denmark’s national bicycle ambassador and founder of the Copenhagenize blog, the Dutch author and blog guru Ernst-Jan Pfauth, Filip Visnjic of London-based CreativeApplications, blogger and Head of Amsterdam’s Urban Planning Department Zef Hemel, Hamburg-based street art blogger Rudolf Klöckner, and Régine Debatty, who is the driving force behind we-make-money-not-art. Please go here to check out all speakers.

Blogging the City is initiated by the Pop-Up City and powered by Philips. Other partners of Blogging the City include the Netherlands Architecture Fund, the City of Amsterdam, the Goethe Institute, the Danish Cultural Institute, Pakhuis de Zwijger, the Lloyd Hotel, the Virtual Platform and Wikistedia.